adjective, remoter, remotest.
far apart; far distant in space; situated at some distance away:
the remote jungles of Brazil.
a remote village; a remote mountaintop.
distant in time:
distant in relationship or connection:
a remote ancestor.
operating or controlled from a distance, as by remote control:
a remote telephone answering machine.
far off; abstracted; removed:
principles remote from actions.
not direct, primary, or proximate; not directly involved or influential:
the remote causes of the war.
slight or faint; unlikely:
not the remotest idea; a remote chance.
reserved and distant in manner; aloof; not warmly cordial.
Radio and Television. a broadcast, usually live, from a location outside a studio.
remote control (def 2).
located far away; distant
far from any centre of population, society, or civilization; out-of-the-way
distant in time
distantly related or connected: a remote cousin
removed, as from the source or point of action
slight or faint (esp in the phrases not the remotest idea, a remote chance)
(of a person’s manner) aloof or abstracted
operated from a distance; remote-controlled: a remote monitor
- Remote access
noun 1. (computing) access to a computer from a physically separate terminal
- Remote access services
communications (RAS) A service provided by Windows NT which allows most of the services which would be available on a network to be accessed over a modem link. The service includes support for dialup and logon, and then presents the same network interface as the normal network drivers (albeit slightly slower!). It is not necessary […]
noun 1. control of the operation or performance of an apparatus from a distance, as the control of a guided missile by radio signals. 2. Also called remote. a device used to control the operation of an apparatus or machine, as a television set, from a distance. remote control noun 1. control of a system […]
- Remote database access
database, standard (RDBA) A standard permitting the exchange of information between different DBMS systems. (1998-09-23)